- B.A. in Music, with Honors from California State University, Hayward
- California state single-subject teaching credential, Music from California State University, Hayward
- M.A. in Music, Vocal Performance from California State University, Hayward
- D.M.A. from Boston University
Elizabeth's primary research focus is in the area of applied voice teaching expertise. A past East Bay Opera League Audition winner, she has performed with the Oakland and Berkeley Opera Companies, True North Drama Company, and as a worship leader at church and women’s conferences. Most recently, she portrayed ‘Aunt March’ and ‘Martha’ in WJU Creative Arts Department’s “Little Women” and “White Christmas”.